Business Sale
Sprawling Smiths Group looks to divest as it refocuses
Fri, 24 Mar 2017
Engineering and tech giant Smiths Group could sell off its underperforming businesses as the sprawling conglomerate, which makes everything from medic...[more]

Oilfield rivals could swoop for Wood and Amec assets
Division Sale
Sports Direct sells Dunlop brand for $137.5m
Wed, 28 Dec 2016
Sports Direct is selling the rights to iconic British sportswear brand Dunlop as it sets its sights on becoming the “Selfridges of sports retail...[more]

Software firm Sage mulling sale of payments business
Administration
Shoe retailer Brantano in administration, sale sought
Thu, 23 Mar 2017
The shoe retailer Brantano has collapsed into administration, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk and adding to the growing list of companies stung b...[more]

Somerset footwear firm Ted & Muffy in administration, buyer sought

MBO/MBI
Blackpool healthcare products firm in £6.5m MBO
Wed, 01 Mar 2017
Private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has backed the £6.5 million management buyout (MBO) of Blackpool-based healthcare products supplier H...[more]

Engineering firm in MBO
Merger
Wood Group to acquire rival Amec Foster Wheeler for £2.2bn
Mon, 13 Mar 2017
Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Wood Group is to buy its rival Amec Foster Wheeler for £2.2 billion as the energy industry battles oil pri...[more]

Berkshire housing associations announce merger plans
Commercial Property
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet pub up for sale
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
A pub that featured in the popular ITV 1980s’ drama-comedy Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is on the market for £475,000 - and a consortium of avid f...[more]

Chinese investors buy Cheesegrater for more than £1bn